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ASIAN 206 A: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
GWN 201
Jennifer Dubrow
Jennifer Dubrow

Syllabus Description:

Winter 2016: Modern Literature of South Asia


This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.) from the eighteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a nineteenth-century courtesan, short stories by a variety of authors, and ghazal poetry. All works will be read in English translation. At the end of the course we will have a class musha'irah (poetry recitation), in which students will present their own original English ghazals.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:11pm